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#2051137 - 03/20/13 01:23 AM Re: Valentina Lisitsa [Re: Viz]
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Semi-permanent, yes. You often see someone tinkling away at it when you walk through.

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#2051198 - 03/20/13 05:53 AM Re: Valentina Lisitsa [Re: Viz]
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Thanks. A Liszt transcription is on the cards for that piano this weekend....
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#2051414 - 03/20/13 02:52 PM Re: Valentina Lisitsa [Re: bennevis]
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Hi bennevis,
make sure to put a video of your performance here in this thread.
That could be the initiation of a great series with this piano here on piano world....

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#2051494 - 03/20/13 05:51 PM Re: Valentina Lisitsa [Re: swiss_boy]
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Originally Posted By: swiss_boy
Hi bennevis,
make sure to put a video of your performance here in this thread.
That could be the initiation of a great series with this piano here on piano world....


Er....not too sure about that eek

I was (professionally) recorded playing on a new Yamaha CF6 in a piano showroom last month, and subsequently, got a DVD of that performance in HD video - not a pretty sight..... cry
Luckily, only the audio performance was put on the website of the magazine for which the recording was made grin.
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#2051549 - 03/20/13 07:59 PM Re: Valentina Lisitsa [Re: Viz]
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She played both pieces here in Florida on the 18th. Sounded really, really good on a Steingraeber concert grand.

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#2053175 - 03/23/13 09:26 PM Re: Valentina Lisitsa [Re: Viz]
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Originally Posted By: Viz
Semi-permanent, yes. You often see someone tinkling away at it when you walk through.


I spent about half an hour this afternoon playing that great piano grin.

Fabulously out of tune (even more so than when Valentina played it) and uneven sound and action, not to mention a couple of missing keytops (but I've played on much worse), and the 'practice pedal' was in the locked down position when I got to it, so I assume that it's only allowed to be released when a virtuoso like Lisitsa, by prior arrangement, came to perform.

Still, that allowed me to bang out my pieces - starting with a Chopin waltz, then the Schumann/Liszt Widmung, then Brahms, Mozart and Schubert - without drowning out the tannoy announcements. No need for subtlety in a noisy and busy train station, but a few people stayed round to listen, and even applauded....and a couple of elderly ladies asked me for some Schubert, so I obliged with the Impromptu D899/4, which happened to be the only Schubert I can play from memory.

Despite playing fortissimo much of the time, my hands got colder and colder (it was snowing outside - yes, it does snow in London, even in March....), so I stopped before my fingers seized up.
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#2054944 - 03/27/13 03:36 AM Re: Valentina Lisitsa [Re: Viz]
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You sure it didn't just sound more out of tune? ;-)

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#2054977 - 03/27/13 07:50 AM Re: Valentina Lisitsa [Re: Viz]
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I just YouTubed those videos of Valentina at St. Pancras Station - she's amazing playing anywhere and on any piano. I guess that's why she rose to superstardom.

And maybe she jammed out so loudly that passers-by complained and the proper authorities "locked" the sostenuto pedal smile

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#2054999 - 03/27/13 08:39 AM Re: Valentina Lisitsa [Re: Viz]
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Originally Posted By: Viz
You sure it didn't just sound more out of tune? ;-)


My wrong notes were all definitely out of tune wink .

I have to say I was surprised that there wasn't a queue waiting to play on it, when I got there, as the fallboard was up, and the keys looked so inviting. I waited around for a bit before plucking up courage, but somebody had to make a start...
I've played in all sorts of public places before, but this was my first in the middle of an international train station (box ticked grin).

Evidently, Lisitsa didn't quite set off a stampede to play that piano....
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#2055016 - 03/27/13 09:13 AM Re: Valentina Lisitsa [Re: Viz]
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Haha - there was one at stansted airport if you're interested; not sure if it's still there

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#2055017 - 03/27/13 09:13 AM Re: Valentina Lisitsa [Re: Viz]
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Yes maestro57 - agree completely

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